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slather

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noun slath·er \ˈsla-thər\

Definition of slather

  1. :  a great quantity —often used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of slather

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slather

verb slath·er

Definition of slather

slathered

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slathering

play \ˈsla-thə-riŋ, ˈslath-riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to use or spend in a wasteful or lavish manner :  squander

  3. 2a :  to spread thickly or lavishly slathered sunscreen on her skinb :  to spread something thickly or lavishly on slathered her skin with sunscreen

Examples of slather in a Sentence

  1. We ate lobster slathered with butter.

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First Known Use of slather

1846


SLATHER Defined for English Language Learners

slather

verb

Definition of slather for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) with a thick layer of a liquid, cream, etc.

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